Ethiopia Records 141 New Coronavirus Infections, 3 Deaths

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has recorded 141 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the tally to 5, 175.

Over the past twenty-four hours, up to 4, 675 individuals have been tested for COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by coronavirus.

The ministry of health reported a total of 141 people involving 81 males and 60 females tested positive for the virus.

The ministry said all but two are Ethiopian nationals with their age ranging from 2 months and 87 year.

The report does not disclose the nationalities of the two foreigners. The epicenter of the virus in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa reported the majority of Thursday’s cases after health officials identified 113 COVID-19 patients.

The remaining are from Oromia (15), Harari (6), Gambella (3), Somali (2) and Benishangul-Gumuz (1) regional states as well as Dire Daw (1).

Ministry of Health also said there were 3 more deaths recorded, with total fatalities now at 81.

Two males as well as one female patient passed away inside treatment centers in Addis Ababa.

There are now 3, 548 active cases in Ethiopia, said the ministry of health, adding that 30 of them are in severe condition.

It also said at least 58 recovered from the disease over the past 24- hours.

The recovery cases are from Addis Ababa (44), Oromia (8), Somali (3), SNNP (2) and Tigray (1).

The East African nation tested 232, 050 individuals so far, and confirmed 5, 175 cases including 81 deaths since the first case confirmed on March 13.